For Immediate Release – February 28, 2002

SAINT® Vulnerability Assessment is Finalist for Top Security Award

Information Security Magazine Taps Assessment Software as Best in Class

Bethesda, MD, Feb. 28, 2002 - Information Security magazine has named SAINT™ network security products as a finalist for its 2002 Information Security Excellence Awards. The annual awards recognize the IT/security industry's leading products as voted by the magazine's subscribers.

The magazine ranked the popular SAINT™ vulnerability-assessment scanner and its companion tools as a leader in the Vulnerability Assessment category. SAINT™ joined an elite group of 29 finalists in 11 product categories.

"We are delighted to be to recognized as one of the best in the information-security field," said Donna Ruginski, SAINT Corp. president and chief operating officer. "We always have valued our customers' opinions, and their decision to honor SAINT's user-friendly vulnerability assessment tools is a testament to the effectiveness of our product."

"We are honored to be a finalist for this award," said SAINT's chief development engineer, Sam Kline. "The SAINT development team has been striving to produce a high-quality, fully-featured, and easy-to-use vulnerability assessment product, and we are pleased that Information Security magazine has recognized the team's accomplishments."

The magazine said it selected award finalists using two criteria: industry-wide deployment base and overall quality within enterprise environments.

"The information-security industry is playing an increasingly critical role in the overall IT strategy of all organizations and is producing some of the most cutting edge and important tools used today" said Tim Garon, publisher of Information Security. "We are proud of all the finalists for their excellent work. They are examples of why infosecurity is the leading concern of corporations and businesses worldwide."

Winners of the 2002 Information Security Excellence Awards will be announced March 18 at the MIS Training Institute's InfoSec World Conference & Expo in Orlando. SAINT's maker, SAINT Corp., is a featured vendor at the exposition.

In addition to the vulnerability-scanning engine, SAINT™ products include:

  • SAINTwriter® – reporting software that issues the results of SAINT™ scans in an easy-to-read format;
  • SAINTexpressSM– an update service that automatically provides SAINT™ with the latest vulnerability checks each time a scan runs; and
  • WebSAINTSM – a Web-based version of the SAINT™ scanning engine.

SAINT Corp. provides network security tools to financial, government and educational institutions around the world. Its vulnerability assessment tools are recognized as industry leaders by top information-security organizations and publications.